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30th Aug '15 7:32:46 AM Sharlee
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* In ''{{Discworld}}'', calling the orangutan Librarian a "monkey" is an invitation to a painful lesson in TaxonomicTermConfusion, administered by red-furred arms strong enough to hold someone upside-down by the ankles and bounce their noggin on the floor.
13th Jul '15 7:22:32 PM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' depicts ants and termites as mortal enemies.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The heroine is a mouse, and Auntie Shrew thinks rats are brutes, but the rats of NIMH turn out to be benevolent, with the exception of BigBad Jenner.



* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."


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* When Kermit the Frog is called a toad on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
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5th Apr '15 7:46:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the first ''StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."

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[[folder:Film]]
* In the first ''StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.
* In the 2001 ''PlanetOfTheApes'' one gorilla was very offended when Mark Wahlberg's character called him a monkey.



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* In the first ''Film/StuartLittle'' movie, a bully of George's gets punched in the face when he states "You're right, he's [Stuart] not a mouse, he's a RAT."
* When [[{{Muppets}} Kermit the Frog]] is called a toad, he explains that "frogs are handsome, debonair and charming, while toads are ugly and give you warts."
* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.
* In the ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 '' one gorilla was very offended when Mark Wahlberg's character called him a monkey.
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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and martens are evil.

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* In the ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series, mice are good whilst rats are evil, and otters are good while stoats, ferrrets, weasels and martens are evil.



* In Garry Kilworth's ''HouseOfTribes'', the protagonists are all mice, while one of the antagonists is a mean dirty old murderous rat.

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* In Garry Kilworth's ''HouseOfTribes'', ''Literature/HouseOfTribes'', the protagonists are all mice, while one of the antagonists is a mean dirty old murderous rat.
25th Dec '14 4:42:14 PM TVRulezAgain
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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Professor Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].

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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Professor Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].
20th Jan '14 3:26:21 PM LongLiveHumour
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* Averted in ''{{Ratatouille}}'' where rats get to be the heroes for once (though no mice appear), though considering the title is a play on words, it's rather necessary.

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* Averted in ''{{Ratatouille}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'' where rats get to be the heroes for once (though no mice appear), though considering the title is a play on words, it's rather necessary.
14th Sep '13 12:12:20 PM erforce
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* In ''InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.

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* In ''InglouriousBasterds'', ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Hans Landa muses on the differences and similarities between rats and squirrels.
2nd Sep '13 3:06:39 PM DriftingSkies
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* Monkeys vs Baboons [[hottip:*:A baboon is a monkey, but it's often portrayed as the unpleasant counterpart to other monkeys.]]

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* Monkeys vs Baboons [[hottip:*:A [[note]]A baboon is a monkey, but it's often portrayed as the unpleasant counterpart to other monkeys.]][[/note]]
22nd Aug '13 10:13:08 AM TwoGunAngel
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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].

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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad, Professor Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face]].



* In the 2001 ''PlanetOfTheApes'' one gorilla was very offended when the Mark Wahlberg called him a monkey.

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* In the 2001 ''PlanetOfTheApes'' one gorilla was very offended when the Mark Wahlberg Wahlberg's character called him a monkey.
22nd Aug '13 10:11:22 AM TwoGunAngel
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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad is a rat. Just don't call him that to his face.

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* While all the good characters in ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' are mice, the Big Bad Bad, Ratigan, is a rat. [[BerserkButton Just don't call him that to his face.face]].
7th Apr '13 12:56:26 AM LordGro
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* Inverted in ''TheLionKing'' - Pumbaa is a Warthog, and being called a 'pig' is his Berserk Button. Normally, you'd consider a warthog to be the Unpleasant Animal Counterpart to a pig.

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* Inverted in ''TheLionKing'' - ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Pumbaa is a Warthog, and being called a 'pig' is his Berserk Button. Normally, you'd consider a warthog to be the Unpleasant Animal Counterpart to a pig.



* In ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', whales vs cachalots (called sperm whales in modern times). Nemo is adamant against killing whales for sport, but has no problem with killing cachalots -- described as "cruel, mischievous creatures".

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* In ''TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', whales vs cachalots (called sperm whales in modern times). Nemo is adamant against killing whales for sport, but has no problem with killing cachalots -- described as "cruel, mischievous creatures".
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